Bees for Development assists beekeepers living in poor and remote areas of the world - lifting them out of poverty through beekeeping. We work with individuals, trainers, community groups and associations, raising the profile of apiculture in developing countries to ensure a sustainable future for bees, people and the environment.
Use the left hand menu of 'What we do' to find out more.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We believe livelihoods are sustainable when people have the means to take advantage of available resources and have the resilience to overcome difficulties. We value and respect local skills, recognising that local people have developed a relationship and understanding of their environment. We believe self-reliance and empowerment can be enhanced through access to knowledge and information.
Fascinating facts and loads of fun for children. All about honey bees. Download here
Bernie Thomas & Jeff Hayward are cycling the RideLondon - Surrey 100 event on 4 August 2013 to raise funds for Bees for Development Trust. Help them to reach their targets by supporting them at Just Giving - click here for Bernie, click here for Jeff. Thank you!
The famous tree at Pedu Lake, Malaysia, has previously been on the front cover of our BFD Journal twice. However, BFD has now got news that this famous and fabulous tree has been debarked. Unfortunately this means that the tree will now almost certainly die. Read the full story
Sharing beekeeping experiences for beginners. Event at Hebden Bridge, UK. Proceeds to Bees for Development Trust. details.
Tanzania set to create bee reserves to protect beekeeping livelihoods and tackle climate change. Read about it here.
Practical Beekeeping - Foundation
Trees Bees Use
Bees for Prosperity
Profitability, Productivity and Sustainable Beekeeping
Response to Warre experience in Africa
Response to Latin America's path to Sustainable Beekeeping
Pesticides kill Bees in Ethiopia